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Paul Joseph Chak

  • On May 30, 2020

Paul Joseph Chak, 77, of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at home surrounded by loved ones, after a battle with cancer. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Walter Chak and Anna T. Chak (Jankauskas). He is survived by his wife of ten years, Nancy Aquino Chak; former wife Jeannine Clark Chak of Montgomery, AL along with their only child, Andrea Chak (Tyson) Bazzell and two granddaughters, Daphne Bazzell (2 years) and Lilly Bazzell (7 mo) of Montgomery, AL; sister, Marie (Michael) Asztalos of Monroeville, PA; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He served as a Sergeant in the US Air Force for 4 years working as an engineer, stationed in Montgomery, AL, followed by 2 years of US Air Force Reserves. He continued working as an engineer until his retirement. He enjoyed sports and was very athletic, excelling at basketball, baseball, softball, boxing, and shooting; but he found his true passion when he started playing tennis in 1976. He was self taught, without ever receiving a single tennis lesson. He went on to dominate as a local tennis champion for 44 years with over 200 trophies, and won the title for the final tournament he ever played in 2019.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10 AM at St. Valentine’s Catholic Church, 2710 Ohio Street, Bethel Park, PA 15102. Burial will follow at St. Casimir Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Montgomery Area Down Syndrome Outreach Program of Montgomery, Alabama, which helps support educational opportunities for his two granddaughters.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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Sherrie and Larry
  • May 31 2020
We are saddened by the passing of Paul, but he is now in a much better place, pain free. Our hearts and love go out to you. Sherrie and Larry Hilton Head Island
Alexandria Chak
  • Jun 1 2020
My condolences Andrea. He was a great man. I have not seen him since my fathers funeral but he was one of the only family members to show up.
Lorraine Cekiric
  • Jun 1 2020
May our Lord comfort your soul. We played every weekend when we were kids. I missed that as we grew older. You were an incredible tennis player and a great person. Our prayers go out to your family. Rest in peace. We will pray for you till we meet again. I love you. Your cousin Lorraine Cekoric
  • Jun 9 2020
We are truly praying for you and your family! Much love, Shemika Whetstone and family!